When walking in the streets of Nice you cannot pass by the Garibaldi Square. This beautiful Baroque architecture sample, one of the oldest and largest squares in Nice is a meeting place and one of main crossroads of the city.
It was designed by Antonio Spinelli in the second half of the 18th century.
The Garibaldi Square Nice is conveniently located between the old town and the center of city, Port of Lympia and commercial center.
The Garibaldi Square in Nice is famous for its history and of course unique architecture.
The place acquired its name thanks to famous Giuseppe Garibaldi, hero of the Italian unification.
In the center of the square there is a statue of Garibaldi, erected in 1891 by Gustave and Etex Deloye.
The first name of the square was Piazza Vittorini, due to the memory of King Victor Amedee III of Sardinia. It was a meeting square to celebrate arrivals of rulers from Sardinia and Turin.
Today the Garibaldi square Nice is partially pedestrian area. It is crossed by Avenue de la Republique, Boulevard Jean Jaures, Catherine Segurane Street and Cassini Street.
Garibaldi square is in close walking distance from Old Town of Nice, Port of Nice, municipal theater and Colline du Chateau hill. Promenade des Angles is about 10-15 minutes walk from the square if you follow the tram line. Nice port if located a bit closer and you can get there in about 5 minutes walk from the square.
You can also take a tram or bus to reach any city attraction.
During weekends part of Garibaldi Square Nice turns into a flea market, where anything is for sale – clothes, hats, tableware, old souvenirs.
Another part of the square is for rest – local restaurant is open for visitors after 11am approximately, offering sits in the open air.